Jerusalem - 2nd Victim Succumbs To Wounds Sustained At Terror Incident
Jerusalem - A second victim injured in the stabbing Wednesday afternoon outside the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem succumbed to gunshot wounds incurred at the scene, Shaare Zedek Medical Center announced this evening.
“Despite vigorous efforts to save him, the wounded man has passed away. The hospital extends its condolences to the family,” Shaare Zedek said in a statement.
He has been identified as Ofer Ben Ari, a 40-year-old resident of Jerusalem.
He is survived by his wife and two children.
The news came just moments after Shaare Zedek Medical Center announced the first fatality, Reuven Birmacher, 45, a father of seven from the town of Kiryat Ye’arim.
A third victim in the attack is currently undergoing surgery at Hadassah Medical Center. He suffered serious stab wounds all over his body but is defined as stable.
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